The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 69 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1621 1937 1840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.23% 3.54% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 4.36% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1180 1338 1321
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 9
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £18.96 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £33.67 £50.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £31.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-39.20% -2.34%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41422 44386 44123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.14% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27610 28756 28711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1336 1216
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 1503 £440 +3.52% 248
London -16 791 £475 -1.04% 113
South East -17 185 £400 -5.15% 29
City of London +3 161 £500 - 36
North West -13 109 £388 +10.71% 17
West Midlands +2 98 £388 +3.33% 24
South West -1 96 £400 +6.66% 19
East Midlands +5 75 £425 +13.33% 11
Yorkshire -15 74 £400 +6.66% 12
Scotland -28 61 £337 -3.78% 7
Manchester -7 52 £388 +13.97% 9
Berkshire -9 50 £400 +3.22% 4
East of England -9 50 £413 +3.12% 19
West Yorkshire -17 48 £403 +7.33% 8
Wales +16 47 £400 -1.23% 3
Cheshire +22 38 £388 -6.06% 4
Bristol -1 36 £375 -6.25% 5
South Wales +16 35 £375 -7.40% 3
Hampshire +11 34 £425 +7.59% 9
Buckinghamshire +1 31 £388 -3.12% 4
Warwickshire +2 30 £370 +0.20% 1
Leeds -10 29 £413 +10.73% 6
Edinburgh -19 29 £369 +8.13% 3
Northamptonshire -2 27 £450 +12.50% 2
North East -52 27 £463 +21.71% 4
Cardiff +21 25 £400 -1.23% 3
Northampton +3 24 £450 +12.50% 1
Tyne and Wear -52 24 £450 +18.42% 1
Derbyshire +10 23 £425 +13.33% 2
Coventry -3 23 £355 -3.72% 4

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1201 (34.20%) Finance
2 1071 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
3 779 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 637 (18.14%) Project Management
5 567 (16.14%) Banking
6 484 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
7 440 (12.53%) SQL
8 352 (10.02%) Retail
9 344 (9.79%) Change Management
10 337 (9.60%) Use Case
11 316 (9.00%) Scrum
12 295 (8.40%) Microsoft
13 277 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
14 275 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
15 274 (7.80%) Degree
16 273 (7.77%) MS Excel
17 264 (7.52%) PRINCE2
18 263 (7.49%) Data Analysis
19 260 (7.40%) Waterfall
20 252 (7.18%) User Stories
21 246 (7.00%) SDLC
22 243 (6.92%) CRM
23 234 (6.66%) ISEB
24 225 (6.41%) Oracle
25 220 (6.26%) Migration
26 214 (6.09%) UML
27 204 (5.81%) MS Visio
28 191 (5.44%) Management Information System
29 189 (5.38%) Process Improvement
30 187 (5.32%) SAP

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 119 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 60 (1.71%) Confluence
3 41 (1.17%) CMS
4 34 (0.97%) Skype for Business
5 31 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (0.51%) SAS
7 14 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.34%) Documentum
10 10 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.23%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.20%) NetWeaver
14 6 (0.17%) Apache
14 6 (0.17%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 273 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 204 (5.81%) MS Visio
3 182 (5.18%) MS Office
4 99 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 66 (1.88%) MS Project
6 19 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.085%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.057%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.028%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 101 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 30 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 14 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 13 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.37%) SAP CO
7 13 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (0.34%) Markit EDM
9 11 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (0.31%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 11 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
9 11 (0.31%) Sonata
10 10 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
10 10 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
10 10 (0.28%) SAP BPC
11 9 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
11 9 (0.26%) Summit
11 9 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 56 (1.59%) Office 365
2 47 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (0.80%) IBM Blueworks
4 25 (0.71%) SaaS
5 18 (0.51%) Yammer
6 17 (0.48%) IaaS
7 16 (0.46%) PaaS
8 12 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.17%) G Suite
10 6 (0.17%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.14%) GitHub
12 4 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
12 4 (0.11%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
12 4 (0.11%) Force.com
13 3 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.085%) Trello
14 2 (0.057%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.057%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.03%) Internet
2 35 (1.00%) Intranet
3 14 (0.40%) DNS
4 12 (0.34%) WebEx
5 11 (0.31%) DHCP
6 9 (0.26%) Skype
7 8 (0.23%) HTTP
7 8 (0.23%) LDAP
8 7 (0.20%) Extranet
8 7 (0.20%) NAS
8 7 (0.20%) VPN
9 6 (0.17%) SSL
9 6 (0.17%) VoIP
9 6 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.14%) Firewall
10 5 (0.14%) SAN
10 5 (0.14%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.11%) NFC
11 4 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (0.085%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 116 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 58 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 51 (1.45%) Big Data
7 49 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
8 46 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
9 35 (1.00%) Hadoop
9 35 (1.00%) Oracle Database
10 34 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (0.91%) DB2
12 29 (0.83%) NoSQL
13 26 (0.74%) MongoDB
14 25 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
15 22 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (0.57%) QlikView
17 19 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
18 17 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 138 (3.93%) JIRA
2 45 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (0.77%) Selenium
4 25 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 23 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 20 (0.57%) Cucumber
6 20 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 18 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 17 (0.48%) JUnit
9 16 (0.46%) NUnit
10 15 (0.43%) TeamCity
11 14 (0.40%) Subversion
12 13 (0.37%) MSTest
13 10 (0.28%) Ant
13 10 (0.28%) CruiseControl
14 9 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.23%) StarTeam
16 7 (0.20%) Grunt
16 7 (0.20%) gulp
17 6 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1201 (34.20%) Finance
2 567 (16.14%) Banking
3 352 (10.02%) Retail
4 153 (4.36%) Investment Banking
5 150 (4.27%) Marketing
6 114 (3.25%) Front Office
7 110 (3.13%) Telecoms
8 91 (2.59%) Legal
9 84 (2.39%) Manufacturing
10 77 (2.19%) Back Office
11 56 (1.59%) Retail Banking
12 50 (1.42%) Financial Institution
13 46 (1.31%) Advertising
14 38 (1.08%) Publishing
15 33 (0.94%) Law
16 32 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
17 29 (0.83%) Billing
17 29 (0.83%) Games
18 28 (0.80%) Automotive
19 26 (0.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2468 (70.27%) Analyst
2 2222 (63.27%) Business Analyst
3 259 (7.37%) Project Manager
4 218 (6.21%) Senior Analyst
5 207 (5.89%) Senior Business Analyst
6 201 (5.72%) Developer
7 185 (5.27%) Consultant
8 159 (4.53%) Digital Analyst
9 149 (4.24%) Agile Business Analyst
9 149 (4.24%) Digital Business Analyst
10 142 (4.04%) Architect
11 131 (3.73%) Financial Analyst
12 122 (3.47%) Data Business Analyst
12 122 (3.47%) Finance Business Analyst
13 119 (3.39%) IT Analyst
14 118 (3.36%) Banking Analyst
15 116 (3.30%) Business IT Analyst
16 110 (3.13%) IT Business Analyst
17 106 (3.02%) Project Analyst
18 100 (2.85%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (4.04%) .NET
2 88 (2.51%) HTML
3 82 (2.33%) Web Services
4 68 (1.94%) XML
5 41 (1.17%) HTML5
6 35 (1.00%) CSS
7 34 (0.97%) WCF
8 33 (0.94%) .NET Framework
9 31 (0.88%) AngularJS
9 31 (0.88%) Spring
10 28 (0.80%) SOAP
11 27 (0.77%) ASP.NET
12 24 (0.68%) JSON
13 23 (0.65%) Entity Framework
14 22 (0.63%) REST
14 22 (0.63%) RESTful
15 18 (0.51%) jQuery
15 18 (0.51%) Middleware
16 17 (0.48%) FpML
17 16 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 484 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (5.44%) Management Information System
3 129 (3.67%) User Experience
4 104 (2.96%) Fixed Income
5 101 (2.88%) Derivative
6 100 (2.85%) Equities
7 84 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 52 (1.48%) Data Centre
9 51 (1.45%) NHS
10 50 (1.42%) Credit Risk
11 43 (1.22%) Mainframe
12 36 (1.03%) Market Risk
13 34 (0.97%) Reference Data
14 33 (0.94%) Visualisation
15 31 (0.88%) Computer Science
16 30 (0.85%) Mobile App
17 28 (0.80%) Mathematics
17 28 (0.80%) Social Media
18 27 (0.77%) SWIFT
19 25 (0.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 129 (3.67%) Windows
2 62 (1.77%) Linux
3 46 (1.31%) Unix
4 26 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 16 (0.46%) Windows Vista
6 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.28%) Android
10 5 (0.14%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.11%) MVS
11 4 (0.11%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.085%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.057%) HPUX
13 2 (0.057%) Solaris
13 2 (0.057%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.028%) AIX
14 1 (0.028%) OS/400
14 1 (0.028%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1071 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 637 (18.14%) Project Management
4 344 (9.79%) Change Management
5 337 (9.60%) Use Case
6 316 (9.00%) Scrum
7 277 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
8 275 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 264 (7.52%) PRINCE2
10 263 (7.49%) Data Analysis
11 260 (7.40%) Waterfall
12 252 (7.18%) User Stories
13 246 (7.00%) SDLC
14 243 (6.92%) CRM
15 220 (6.26%) Migration
16 214 (6.09%) UML
17 189 (5.38%) Process Improvement
18 185 (5.27%) Data Modelling
19 175 (4.98%) Analytics
19 175 (4.98%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 440 (12.53%) SQL
2 127 (3.62%) Java
3 115 (3.27%) C#
4 80 (2.28%) JavaScript
5 59 (1.68%) C
6 49 (1.40%) T-SQL
7 46 (1.31%) PL/SQL
8 42 (1.20%) Python
9 36 (1.03%) VBA
10 27 (0.77%) VB
11 25 (0.71%) COBOL
12 23 (0.65%) Scala
13 22 (0.63%) C++
14 19 (0.54%) Ruby
15 16 (0.46%) Perl
16 15 (0.43%) ABAP
17 14 (0.40%) PowerShell
18 11 (0.31%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.28%) PHP
19 10 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 274 (7.80%) Degree
2 234 (6.66%) ISEB
3 162 (4.61%) Security Cleared
4 99 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 54 (1.54%) CBAP
6 46 (1.31%) DV Cleared
7 33 (0.94%) IIBA
8 32 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 30 (0.85%) PMP
10 27 (0.77%) PMI Certification
11 24 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (0.63%) CISSP
13 19 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 16 (0.46%) CISA
15 15 (0.43%) ISTQB
16 14 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
17 13 (0.37%) CITP
18 10 (0.28%) APMP
18 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.53%) QA
2 115 (3.27%) MiFID
3 49 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.88%) EMIR
4 31 (0.88%) FATCA
5 26 (0.74%) Solvency II
6 22 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
7 19 (0.54%) SEPA
8 18 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
9 13 (0.37%) COBIT
10 12 (0.34%) SLA
11 11 (0.31%) Basel III
11 11 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.14%) Basel II
14 5 (0.14%) GxP
14 5 (0.14%) ISO22301
15 4 (0.11%) CRD IV
15 4 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 67 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.23%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.085%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.057%) Docker
6 2 (0.057%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.028%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.028%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.028%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 27 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (0.63%) Puppet
3 6 (0.17%) Control-M
4 4 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.085%) MOM
5 3 (0.085%) SCCM
6 2 (0.057%) Ansible
6 2 (0.057%) Nagios
6 2 (0.057%) SCOM
6 2 (0.057%) TeamSite
6 2 (0.057%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.028%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.028%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 295 (8.40%) Microsoft
2 225 (6.41%) Oracle
3 187 (5.32%) SAP
4 83 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
5 53 (1.51%) ServiceNow
6 44 (1.25%) Tableau
7 32 (0.91%) HP
8 31 (0.88%) IBM
9 26 (0.74%) Adobe
9 26 (0.74%) Infor
10 23 (0.65%) Google
11 19 (0.54%) Murex
12 18 (0.51%) Cognos
12 18 (0.51%) hybris
13 17 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
14 16 (0.46%) Charles River
15 15 (0.43%) Bloomberg
16 14 (0.40%) Atlassian
17 12 (0.34%) Pega
17 12 (0.34%) Varonis
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